The Ultimate National Parks Near Las Vegas Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Las Vegas, Nevada, is famous for its casinos, its great shows, and its sinful ways -- not where you would choose to go to enjoy nature, or even to be outdoors! But did you know that Vegas is near a number of beautiful national parks that put on some spectacular natural shows? Take our quiz to learn about 13 different national parks near Las Vegas.

Which park is next to Sequoia National Park?

Two of the country's most beautiful parks, Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National park, are right next to each other.

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In which state are Sequoia and Kings Canyon?

Although Sequoia and Kings Canyon are in California, they're just over the border from Nevada.

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What is the main thing people go to see at Sequoia and Kings Canyon Parks?

The largest species of trees in the world -- in fact, the largest species of anything -- grows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon.

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Which are the names of the two rivers that run through Yosemite National Park?

Among the many sights at Yosemite are the Tuolumne and Merced rivers.

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To which species does the Joshua Tree belong?

Joshua Tree National Park is full of oversized yuccas called Joshua Trees.

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Approximately how far from Las Vegas is Death Valley?

Death Valley, one of the most extreme environments in the United States, is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from Las Vegas.

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How far below sea level is Death Valley?

At 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level, Death Valley is the lowest place in the U.S., as well as the hottest.

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What is the highest recorded temperature in Death Valley?

Death Valley is the hottest place in America, reaching temperatures of 134 degrees Fahrenheit (57C).

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Which Native American tribe built Canyon de Chelly?

The Pueblo left their mark on the land in Canyon de Chelly, building homes into the face of the sandstone walls.

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How large is the Petrified Forest?

The Petrified Forest of Arizona is 93,532 acres (37,850 hectares) of stunning petrified trees.

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What world famous geographic site is located in Arizona, directly east of Las Vegas?

The power and splendor of the Grand Canyon knows no rival. If you're in Vegas, you're too close to the Grand Canyon to justify missing it.

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Lehman Caves are located in which national park?

At the Great Basin National Park you can find Lehman Caves, a series of caves in the soft limestone of Nevada.

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How tall is Lexington Arch?

Lexington Arch, at Great Basin, is a six-stories-tall arch that occurred naturally in the limestone!

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What is the lowest elevation of Capitol Reef National Park?

At its lowest point, Capitol Reef National Park is at 3,900 feet (1,188 meters).

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What's the highest elevation of Capitol Reef?

On the upper end of Capitol Reef, at 8,000 feet above sea level, is view like no other.

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How far is Capitol Reef from Las Vegas?

You will have to travel quite far to see Capitol Reef, but it's worth the 400-mile (644-kilometer) drive.

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What caused Bryce Canyon to develop?

Generations of erosion caused Bryce Canyon and its many peculiar rock formations.

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How large is Bryce Canyon National Park?

The 56 square miles (145 square kilometers) of Bryce Canyon offer many fascinating rock formations.

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How far from Las Vegas is Zion National Park?

Zion National Park is 150 miles from Las Vegas, which is actually a lot closer than some of the others. Besides, things are more spread out in the West.

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In which state is Zion Park?

If you want to visit Zion National Park, you'll have to travel to nearby Utah.

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